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The GOP tax plan is just a prelude to attacking entitlements

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.). (J. Scott Applewhite/AP) It’s no secret that the GOP tax plan working its way through Congress is weighted toward the wealthy. The richest Americans get the bulk of the tax cuts, and the poorest Americans see a tax increase. But Republicans aren’t satisfied with one blow for inequality: They’re openly positioning to attack the poor on several fronts. The first ...

Robert Mueller has got some explaining to do

Then-FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III on Capitol Hill in 2013. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) Has special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s investigation been contaminated? This very good question was asked by the very credible Michael Warren of the Weekly Standard. In my view, the simple answer is: yes. Enough has been disclosed in recent weeks that would create doubts about the objectivity and honesty...

The one best idea for ending sexual harassment

Sexual harassment and assault are the problem, but what is the solution? Post opinion writers Christine Emba and Alyssa Rosenberg asked people from all walks of life for ideas on how to combat sexual misconduct. What’s your idea? (Adriana Usero,Kate Woodsome/The Washington Post) The past few months have seen a deluge of stories revealing that sexual harassment takes place everywhere, from Ho...

Roy Moore accuser amends part of her account about inscription in yearbook

Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore received an unlikely late-campaign boost Friday from one of his own accusers, who admitted to incorrectly describing Moore’s inscription in her high school year book. Beverly Young Nelson maintains that Moore sexually assaulted her when she was 16 years old, while working as a waitress at the Olde Hickory House restaurant in Gadsden, Ala. But she now says that Mo...

Chance the Rapper Transforms Into ‘Chance the Weatherman’ for a Local Chicago TV Station

Chance the Rapper appeared on Chicago’s WGN 9 news station Friday morning (Dec. 8) in support of their annual toy drive, but viewers were also treated to Chano trying his hand at reporting the weather in humorous fashion. The 24-year-old detailed the frigid temperatures in the Midwest and even donned an invisibility cloak, meshing with the green screen behind him. Chance’s youth empowe...

Simone Biles: 1st Shots As NFL Cheerleader, Go Texans!!!

Simone Biles 1st Shots As NFL Cheerleader … Go Texans!! 12/8/2017 1:29 PM PST Breaking News Simone Biles is just days away from making her debut as a Houston Texans cheerleader — and TMZ Sports has the first shots of the Team USA star in action!  Here’s the deal … a couple weeks ago, Simone (an H-town native) tweeted outta the blue — “honestly how fun would it b...

Bella Hadid Joins ‘Free Palestine’ Protest in London

Bella Hadid Joins ‘Free Palestine’ Protesters 12/8/2017 1:54 PM PST Breaking News Bella Hadid is very vocally making it clear she’s pissed about President Trump officially recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital city. The supermodel marched with “Free Palestine” protesters outside the U.S. Embassy in London. They chanted, “Hands off Jerusalem.” It&...

Pell Talks New EP ‘Girasoul’ & Growing as an Artist: ‘I Always Want to Evolve’

After taking a two-year hiatus, New Orleans rapper Pell is feeling rejuvenated. Since the release of his 2015 EP LIMBO, he polished his artistry while expanding his résumé in other facets of entertainment, most notably the movie industry.  During his break, Pell found the time to learn new instruments and write scripts while also lending his hand to the score of the Oscar-winning film La La Land. ...

Amb. Ross Questions Timing of Trump’s Jerusalem Decision

December 8th, 2017, 10:09 PM UTC Ambassador Dennis Ross, former Middle East adviser, discusses President Donald Trump’s decision to declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel. He speaks with Bloomberg’s Julia Chatterley, Joe Weisenthal and Scarlet Fu on “What’d You Miss?” (Source: Bloomberg)

Cardinals say Marlins’ Stanton has vetoed deal

5:12 PM ET The St. Louis Cardinals say they had a deal in place to acquire Giancarlo Stanton from the Miami Marlins but that the slugger declined to waive his no-trade clause. “We felt this was a great landing spot for him, but it was not meant to be,” Cardinals president John Mozeliak said in a statement Friday. The Marlins, led by a new Derek Jeter-led ownership regime, have spent th...

Giants, Cardinals say Stanton has vetoed deals

6:17 PM ET The San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals say Giancarlo Stanton has exercised his no-trade clause after each worked out deals to acquire the slugger from the Miami Marlins. “Our agreement with the Marlins to acquire Giancarlo Stanton subject to his waiving of the no-trade clause will not move forward and it is our understanding that the Marlins and Stanton are exploring oth...

Luis Miguel Earns Second No. 1 on Regional Mexican Albums With ‘Mexico Por Siempre’

Plus, Anitta debuts on Hot Latin Songs & Ulices Chaidez scores second top 10 on Regional Mexican Albums with new set. Luis Miguel’s Mexico Por Siempre album debuts at No. 1 on the Regional Mexican Albums chart (dated Dec. 16), as the set earned 6,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Nov. 30 according to Nielsen Music. Out of that sum, 5,000 were in traditional album sales. Mexico Por ...